Myself never heard of antibiotic's given into cloaca . But then I'm an old timer now of days I would do some homework on that , ask more questions if antibiotic's really work that way .
To me the not eating is the important thing. I used Pedialyte in the water much more nutritious than even baby food just the plain no flavor type.
You stated UB/A and ceramic ? You mean UVB and a ceramic heater? All the setup is at 70* ? To me little on the cool side even for a 3-toed , I don't like captive turtles to brumate , one can not reproduce nature in captivity as well as nature can , seen thinks happen badly in my five decades with land and aquatic turtles. I always had a hot side at 75*-80* and a cool side at 70*. This lets them choose what the want or need at any time. With any illness a little more heat always helps / also helps on the digestion side too.
If I was not sure he would drink some from water bowl in a separate container I would mix the Pedialyte with warm water 50/50 about an inch deep an let him soak in it for an hour or so. Sometimes would drink it faster that way.
Was any blood work done? Is this a regular vet or a Herp Vet ?
Last edited by litefoot; 09-17-2018 at 12:48 PM.